'Wonder Girl': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about The CW's newest Latina superhero
This new character is based neither on Donna Troy nor on Cassandra ‘Cassie’ Sandsmark, the two main characters who go by this alias in the DC Universe. Instead, it is Yara Flor, introduced recently in DC Future State
The CW, continuing with its tradition of creating superhero shows based on characters from the DC universe, is soon to add another name to its roster. The heroine coming our way is ‘Wonder Girl’, but this new character is based neither on Donna Troy nor on Cassandra ‘Cassie’ Sandsmark, the two main characters who go by this alias in the DC Universe.
‘Wonder Girl’ has yet to receive a premiere date. Watch this space for more updates.
‘Wonder Girl’ centers on Yara Flor, a Latina Dreamer (derived from the DREAM Act, a bill that aimed to grant legal status to young immigrants residing in the U.S. unlawfully after being brought in by their parents) who was born of an Amazonian Warrior and a Brazilian River God. When Yara learns that she is Wonder Girl, she uses her newfound powers to fight the evil forces that would seek to destroy the world. Reportedly, this series will exist within the Arrowverse, recently dubbed the CWverse.
Who is Yara Flor?
Back in October, DC Comics announced Future State, a two-month event where most of DC's comics will be replaced by a new lineup. The stories in Future State take place in 2030, debuting a new cast of characters as well as future versions for other established characters. Yara was introduced as the new Wonder Woman in this event.
Superman Group Editor Jamie S. Rich, speaking about the new Wonder Woman, said, “We will eventually discover that there are connections to the other tribes of the Amazons that we have established. Yara does have some connection to the Amazons, and part of what we’ll discover in her origin is what activates her position, what makes her Wonder Woman at this time. She’s from Brazil but was an immigrant to America. There’s also that element of her story. Even though we’ll see her currently active as Wonder Woman, eventually we’ll learn what her origin is -- partially her figuring out what that means, where she’s from, why this is her, how she relates to Diana, how she relates to the other Amazons.”
The show, then, might work as a kind of origin story for Yara. Rich further said of the character: “Her humanity is still very much intact and very much important. From a reader standpoint, what does that mean for me when I look at this character? Diana Prince is a goddess, so she’s always a bit above us. This is a chance to sort of get back to some of the early roots of Wonder Woman where Diana was trying to be human and trying to learn how to be human. Now we’re going the opposite way -- how does a human learn how to be a goddess?”
No cast has been announced for the show as of yet. Watch this space for more updates.
The series is created by Berlanti Productions' Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and David Madden. Berlanti is an American writer, producer, and film director, known for his work on the television series ‘Dawson's Creek’, ‘Brothers & Sisters’, ‘Everwood’, ‘Political Animals’, ‘Riverdale’, ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’, and ‘You’.
But Berlanti has also been a huge part of DC as well as the CWverse. Berlanti co-wrote and co-produced the DC Comics film ‘Green Lantern’, starring Ryan Reynolds. He has also been involved with ‘Arrow’, ‘The Flash’, ‘Legends of Tomorrow’, ‘Titans’, ‘Supergirl’, ‘Black Lightning’, ‘Doom Patrol’, and ‘Stargirl’.
The show will also be written by Dailyn Rodriguez, whose previous credits include ‘Ugly Betty’ and ‘Queen of the South’, where she served as showrunner.
No trailer for ‘Wonder Girl’ has been released as of yet. Watch this space for more updates.
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